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July is Parks Make Life Better!® Month — Ticket promotions

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Visit Six Flags Discovery Kingdom — discount tickets

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Super Hero Fun Run Information — Join us July 26
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Visit California's Great America — discount tickets

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or for instructions for ordering California's Great America tickets online click here.
Visit Six Flags Magic Mountain — discount tickets

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Tickets for Six Flags Magic Mountain are available at — Enter promo code CPRS15. Online purchase only.
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"Stone Soul will be promoting Parks Make Life Better!® — a campaign to raise awareness of the value and benefits that public parks and recreation offer our communities." Over 300 California cities are using this campaign.
Sample Resolution for your use Have your City Council adopt a resolution proclaiming July as "Parks Make Life Better!®" Month
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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 40 job announcements; here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Community Services Manager, Mission Viejo, California Click here for details.

CPRS Forum Highlights
Pool Rules

We need some feedback on what other agencies are doing these days when it comes to pool rules. Do you allow shirts or any street clothes in the pool? We have seen an increase in the number of patrons coming in to swim in street clothes.
Do you have child rest periods aka Adult Swim periods to give children a rest from using the pool? If so, how long is the rest period and how often are they done?
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Tennis Facility Question
Hello! I'm looking to connect with a few staff that manage tennis programs specifically at a facility. We have a rec center (basically a gym) with an affordable rate of $33/month which includes access to the shared-use tennis courts.
Do your pass holders pay anything additional to play tennis on top of their normal pass?
Do you have lights?
Are you a joint-use with a school facility?
If yes- what types of programs do you offer during the high school tennis seasons?

Please email me if you have anything to share!


Social services, parks, code enforcement priorities in Stanislaus County budget plan
The Modesto Bee
A Stanislaus County budget plan released recently would add staff positions to handle the increased demand for mental health and social services. Residents could also expect to see better park maintenance and stronger code enforcement if county leaders approve the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
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Take Chesterfield County's Great Park Challenge
June 6th is National Trails Day, and to celebrate this annual event, the folks at Chesterfield County Parks & Rec invite you to take part in their Great Parks Challenge. Beginning on the 6th and running through Monday, June 15, the Great Parks Challenge is a free event great for individuals and families–or groups of individuals and families!
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More study to slow action on American Canyon Parks & Rec needs?
Vallejo Times-Herald
American Canyon City Council members will consider increasing — by no more than $31,160 — the contract with the firm conducting the Parks and Recreation Department's Needs Assessment, to allow the addition of an operational audit. This is being suggested despite at least one commissioner questioning whether this will slow progress in meeting needs already identified. During the 2013-2014 visioning process, city officials learned "that residents greatly appreciate their parks and recreation programs and facilities and desire to have more," according to the staff report.
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Roanoke County bringing new life to Explore Park
The Roanoke Times
When Roanoke County, Virginia parks director Doug Blount envisions Explore Park he sees a full-service adventure park and tourist destination complete with hiking trails, boating, fishing, campgrounds, a ropes course and overnight accommodations. In coming weeks, when the county finalizes the master plan for Explore Park's future, the 1,100-acre area on the Blue Ridge Parkway will be one step closer to Blount's vision and will likely see more development in upcoming years.
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Annual TR Summertime Workshop — .9 CEU
July 17, 2015
Calamigos Ranch
Malibu, California
FEE: Current membership (show proof by providing membership number/card NOT your certification number)
CPRS, NRPA or ATRA: $175
Click here to download registration form.

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Training
September 28-30, 2015
San Diego, California
Click here to download registration form.
Playground Safety Certification provides the authority to examine playgrounds for compliance with California regulations R-39-97. To become certified we recommend you take the certification course, then sit for the 100 question exam. Once certified with the National Recreation & Park Association you will remain certified for three years. CPRS is the exclusive provider for playground safety certification courses throughout California.

CPRS Aquatics Section
California Aquatic Management School (CAMS)

Oct. 7-9, 2015
Granlibakken Conference Center
Lake Tahoe, California
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